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Analysis & Exploration: Health Care system

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?



Explorer Discussions: Health Care system

SF Explorers: Topics on our Minds

At the start of the San Francisco Explorers' September meeting, members responded to a call for topics of interest to begin the fall season. .........Read more

Life Changes After Covid-Virtual1

As 2021 arrived and vaccines started to become available, the Virtual1 Explorers Circle members were ready to discuss what they thought life would be like as they emerged from lock down. The resulting wide-ranging conversation had several threads including: the aspects of life that had been... .........Read more

Fantastic Source for COVID "State of Play"

If you like to stay on top of the facts and details about the state of our battle against COVID, and like an emphasis on logic and science, here is a fantastic resource.

Dr. Jordan Shlain, a San Francisco-based physician, has been writing a series of "Dispatches" about COVID and what is... ....... Read more

The MOLST form: End of Life Wishes, Providence

Ensuring that one's wishes will be followed means care in selecting an "agent" having a durable power of attorney for health care.  Another important step in Rhode Island is completing a "MOLST."  In Part three of our discussion on end of life wishes at the Providence circle, Dr. Pat Gifford, a... .........Read more

Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more

Medical Data Storage and Retrieval Discussed

Explorer Rich tells the group about an Apple medical app called Medical ID, which operates from the lock screen and allows quick access by responders to important medical information in an emergency .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Health Care system (shared by our Explorers)

MD Live

MD Live allows online access to a physician or behavioral health therapist by means of a secure account.

Heal: House Calls by Doctors

Heal: House Calls by Doctors

Heal is a service that provides a physician visit at home.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds is a web-based service designed to take many common hassles out of finding medical care, or arranging a second opinion. The intention is for Grand Rounds to act as a virtual care manager, even locating a physician or specialist who accepts your insurance. Doubtless, the efficacy of...

Aging Life Care Association

Aging Life Care Association

The Aging Life Care Association (previously NAPGCM) is a non-profit professional development organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

A professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a health and human...


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